The game has always been marketed as a prologue to MGSV Phantom Pain - akin to the Tanker chapter of MGS2 or Virtuous Mission of MGS3 - and that's as honest as marketing can get. People will debate whether or not this should have been released as a game in this manner, but beyond that controversy what's here is an incredibly immersive tactical action experience that's highly replayable. Think of open world gameplay not through the lens of scope and size but in regards to what's possible in a sandbox environment and what can be different every time you play, and with that mindset, Ground Zeroes can be argued to be more open world than most so-called open-world games like Assassin's Creed. There's probably not enough story cutscenes here to satiate the tastes of Metal Gear fans but Kojima Productions doesn't disappoint with the audio tapes you can listen to in this game, and some that you obtain throughout your playthrough will be sure to be darkly harrowing and controversial in nature.
If you love Metal Gear Solid and can't wait until 2015-17 for the next awesome iteration in the franchise, I don't think you can go wrong at least renting Ground Zeroes.
posted by CRUSHKILLE (BAKERSFIELD, CA) Mar 31, 2014
Member since Jun 2010
The credits are about 1/4 of the game. Finished entire game in 2 1/2 hours.
Glad I am with gamefly or I would totally feel ripped off if I would have purchased this game. Also,having to listen to tapes to get clues is really lame. Overall,a waste of time.